Monday, January 20, 2014

Today's mani: Red Mountain

Hey folks--don't forget to enter the January Jamboree giveaway if you haven't already! It ends later today! I'm also participating in an EPIC giveaway at NailNation 3000's Facebook page!

One of my favorite video games of all time is The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (ancestor of the very popular Skyrim). It takes place in the home of the dark elves, an island dominated by an enormous volcano called Red Mountain. I wanted to do a Morrowind-themed mani for a long time, but I missed its tenth anniversary last year and put the idea aside. I finally got the opportunity now, because a Facebook group I'm in is holding a video game nail art contest! Here's my entry:

I chose that particular color scheme for three of the nails because the dark elves have blue-grey skin and red eyes. The symbols stand for the three gods of Morrowind--you can see them on the box art for the game:

I used over a dozen polishes for this mani, using a combination of sponging and nail art brushes. If you want to know what any of the colors are, just ask!

I love this game so much I might make some nail polishes inspired by it! Any other Morrowind/Elder Scrolls fans out there?


  1. Ohhhh those are sooo coool! I wouldn't have even doubted you if you said you used over two dozen polishes, that is super detailed.

    Well done!

  2. Love these, you did a really great job! :)

  3. Ahhhhh! I've finally arrived, but my records don't show from where....

    These are AWESOME!! I miss spending long nights downloading house mods and piling paints high into Balmora's sky. You get a huge pile of nerdcred for this.